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January 01, 1865
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Montgomery, Alabama, Jan. 1, 1865
* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper
* Memphis newspaper printed in Montgomery, Alabama
* A wealth of Civil War related reporting
If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War.
Memphis was a Confederate stro... See More
August 25, 1862
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Aug. 25, 1862
* Very rare Confederate publication
If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War.
Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a... See More
November 17, 1792
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 17, 1792 On the front page under "Indian Depredations" is a full column report about the depredations "South of the Ohio".
Page 2 has a report stating that work was started on the canal between the Susquehanna and Schuylkill rivers "...on the crown level of the middle ground, between the Tulpehocken and Quintapahilla: And that the ca... See More
August 11, 1791
DUNLAPS AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1791
* Washington D.C. land sale
* Early U.S. government
The front page has a nice ad datelined at "George-Town",= concerning the sale of a "...Number of Lots in the Federal City...". Mentions that the President of the United States approved the "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuan... See More
October 14, 1865
THE DAILY CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, Oct. 14, 1865 The top of a front page column has a stack of heads: "The Virginia Congressmen" "THE WIRZ TRIAL" "News From California" "Davis Intercession" "Letters From Mrs. Davis" and more.
Four pages, large folio size, good condition. The folder note is for the issue folded in half.
January 30, 1888
CORONADO EVENING MERCURY, California, Jan. 30, 1888
* Rare publication
* Hotel del Coronado ad
Very uncommon newspaper from this city in San Diego Bay. Considered an island, but technically a peninsula connected to the mainland by the "Silver Strand".
This was the year the world-famous Hotel Del Coronado opened, with a front page advertisement for it (small hole here, deter... See More
November 22, 1963
CITIZEN-NEWS, Hollywood, California, November 22, 1963
* Unique JFK assassination issue
See the photos for one of the most dramatic front pages to be had reporting the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Save for the caption to the photo the only word on the front page is in huge, bold letters: MARTYRED !
The remainder of the front page is taken up with a huge, black-bordered... See More
April 13, 1872
NEW YORK HERALD, April 13, 1872 Page 5 has nearly a full column headed: "COLORED NATIONAL CONVENTION" "A Great Day For The Africans" with various subheads as well. Near the end is: "...A telegraphic dispatch was received and read amid applause from Fred. Douglass at Canton, Mass., announcing his expected arrival at twelve to-night...".
Page 3 has: "Mormon ... See More
April 11, 1872
THE WORLD, New York, April 11, 1872
* State of Deseret - Mormons - Mormonism
* The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The front page has a report from Salt Lake City on: "The Mormon Conference" with subheads: "12,000 Men in the Tabernacle--Mormonism and Enigma to the World--Brigham Young Comfortable in Health--Foreign Missionary Efforts of the Saints".
Pa... See More
May 10, 1851
THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, May 10, 1851 The front page has a print of: "The Aurora Borealis" which shows what appears to be Eskimos in the foreground. A descriptive article as well.
Four pages, large folio size, 3 folds with minor fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issued folded in half.
January 19, 1871
THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Jan. 19, 1871
* Rare & early from Southern California
Front page items include: "The Pacific Paradise" which extols the great climate of San Diego over that of Nice, France. "How to Fight the Apaches" "The Transcontinental Railroad" and more.
Four pages, great condition.... See More
July 12, 1868
NEW YORK TIMES, July 12, 1868
* 14th Amendment ratified by North Carolina
* President Andrew Johnson signs
The front page has: "PROCLAMATION" with the subheading: "The President Declares the Ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment by North Carolina", signed in type by the President: Andrew Johnson.
This was one of the Reconstruction amendments which guaranteed ci... See More
January 05, 1811
COURRIER D'AMSTERDAM or the COURIER VAN AMSTERDAM, January 5, 1811 (No. 5)
* Exceedingly rare Napoleon Bonaparte occupation newspaper
This was a daily newspaper published in Amsterdam during the French occupation of Holland. It is bilingual: half printed in French and half in Dutch. Two mastheads as well, one in each language.
In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Holland to his empi... See More
October 25, 1963
NEW YORK TIMES, October 25, 1963 The sport's section (page 20) has a one column head: "KOUFAX RECEIVES CY YOUNG AWARD" with subhead. A nice report on Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Sandy Koufax winning the first of his three Cy Young awards.
Koufax is also remembered as one of the outstanding Jewish athletes in American sports. His decision not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Se... See More
November 16, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 16, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Projected Rebel Invasion" "An Expedition Sent from Wilmington to Halifax" "Later From Charleston" 'Bombardment of Sumter Still Progressing" "Renewed Rebel Desertions" "From the Army of the Potomac" 'Firing Heard Toward Stevensburg" &... See More
March 20, 1875
NEW-YORK TIMES, March 20, 1875
* Tiburcio Vasquez execution death (1st report)
* Los Angeles, California outlaw bandit
The front page has: "Execution Of The Bandit Vasquez" "Hanged At San Jose, Cal., Yesterday--No Attempt At Rescue--He Is Cool To The Last."
The report about the execution of this colorful outlaw who claimed he never killed a man, reads in part: &qu... See More
September 25, 1927
SPRINGFIELD SUNDAY UNION AND REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Sept. 25, 1927 The second page of the sports section has a banner headline: "YANKEES SET NEW AMERICAN LEAGUE RECORD BY SCORING 106TH VICTORY". The report is headed: "Champion Yankees Set Record With 106th Win" with subhead: "George Pipgras Holds Detroit Tigers to Three Hits, Scores 6-to-0 Shoutout and Fans Four ... See More
October 30, 1969
LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, Oct. 30, 1969
* School segregation must end
* U.S. Supreme Court ruling
The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Supreme Court School Ruling Hailed, Hit" and more. This is first report coverage of the Supreme Court ruling that schools must end segregation.
Complete in 18 pages, small binding holes near the spine, v... See More
September 06, 1890
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 6, 1890 The front page is a great print featuring: "Croquet in Connecticut--The Prize Tournament at Norwich" which includes 4 comic scenes as well.
Among the prints inside are: "A Turpentine Still near New Berne" "A Watermelon Auction on the North River Front, New York City" "Honors to Ericsson..." conce... See More
February 28, 1825
DAILY NATIONAL JOURNAL, Washington, D.C., a five issue lot dated Feb. 28 thru March 7, 1825 A good newsy newspaper from the nation's capital, four pages each, a bit irregular at the spine, still bound together, generally good condition.
April 15, 1841
LLOYD MALTESE, Italy, April 15, 1841 A quite uncommon little newspaper published in the Italian language on the island of Malta. Complete in four pages, 6 by 8 inches, great condition.
October 02, 1779
THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Oct. 2, 1779
* American Revolutionary War
* Gen. John Burgoyne failures
Almost the entire front page is taken up with a letter: "To Lieutenant-General Burgoyne" taken from a London newspaper and reprinted here.
Not surprisingly the theme is critical of Burgoyne, who is best remembered as the commanding general at S... See More
October 06, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 6, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Threatening Raid by the Rebels Under Forrest" "Intent of the Rebel Attack on McMinnsville" "Rebel Views of the Situation" "Gen. Rosecrans's Position Acknowledged Impregnable" and much more.
Eight pages, good condition.
October 16, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 16, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Desperate flank Movement by Lee!" "Attempt of the Rebels to Get Between Our Army & Washington" "Enemy Driven Back by the Second Corps" Probable Battle at Bull Run" "Recrossing of the Tennessee by Wheeler's Troops" "Important Movement of Bragg... See More
October 23, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 23, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Division of the Mississippi" "Departments of the Cumberland, Tennessee, Ohio, and Vicksburg Included in Gen. Grant's Command" "Gens. Hooker & Sherman to Command their Respective Corps" "Escape of General Lee Across the Rapidan" "The Grant Battle Avo... See More
October 29, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Oct. 29, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: Gen. Grant's Dept." "Grand Flanking Movement by Lee's and Bragg's Armies" "Rebels Marching from Virginia to Tennessee" "The Line of the Rappahannock to be Defended by Lee" "Cavalry Right at Bealton Station" "Daring Raids by the Enemy" &... See More
November 07, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 7, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Army of the Potomac in Motion" "The Warrenton Route to Richmond Abandoned!" "The Siege of Charleston" "The Fenian Brotherhood" "Increased Audacity of Rebel Guerrillas" "Gen. Grant's Dept." "Enemy Still Firing from Lookout Mountain... See More
November 21, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 21, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "From East Tennessee" "Gen. Burnside Announces Himself All Right, Yet all Wrong" "Continued Fighting All About Knoxville" "Our Soldiers In Richmond" "Escape of 33 Prisoners from Castle Thunder" "Capture of Brazos Island, Bienville, and Point Isabel... See More
November 28, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Nov. 28, 1863
* Battles of Missionary Ridge & Lookout Mountain
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "VIRGINIA" "A Battle & a Victory South of the Rapidan" "Gen. Meade Reported Successful at All Points: "CHATTANOOGA" "The Enemy Totally Routed & Flying in Panic" "Bragg Attempts a Stand a... See More
December 08, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 8, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "General Grant's Dept." "Longstreet Certainly Retreating Toward Virginia" "The Siege of Knoxville Raised Dec. 4" "Gens. Sherman and Foster Pursuing Along the Holston River" "The Enemy Advancing on Maysfield, Ky." "The Siege of Charleston" &... See More
December 01, 1854
AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, New York, December, 1854 Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.
Inside has a great article on: "Gold Coins of the United States" which includes 23 nice eng... See More
December 18, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 18, 1863
* Chesapeake Affair
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Capture of The Chesapeake" ":The Vessel Taken In Sambro Harbor, Near Halifax, Yesterday" "Escape of Most of the Crew" "News From Washington" "Supplies to Richmond Prisoners".
Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
December 29, 1863
THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 29, 1863 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Grant's Department" "Guerrilla Raids in Front" "Another Demonstration by Morgan Apprehended" "Longstreet's Movements Interpreted" "A Concise Narrative of Gen. Grant's late Campaign" "Proposed Reorganization of Gen. Meade's Arm... See More
September 21, 1811
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 21, 1811
* The Little Belt Affair
* Captain Arthur Bingham
The first 6 pages are taken up with a great & very detailed account of the Little Belt Affair, a naval battle between the U.S. ship President & the British ship Little Belt, an event which was a catalyst for the War of 1812.
Headed: "President and Little Belt" it include... See More
August 23, 1782
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 23, 1782
* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century original
* From The Enemy
Inside has a report noting in part: "The superior policy of the French cabinet has shewn itself in all the following instances: in exciting the ruinous rebellion in America; in watching for a proper opportunity to assist the rebels; in prevailing on Spain to join th... See More
October 08, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 8, 1836 The bottom of the ftpg. has a brief report: "Mexico and Texas" which begins: "Advices...that on the 20th, gen. Urrea issued a violent proclamation against the Texians and Americans, grounded on the supposition that the United States government had acknowledged the independence of Texas & sent troops to its assistance...&q... See More
December 13, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 13, 1864
* General William T. Sherman
* March to the sea - Savannah GA
* Murfreesboro TN Tennessee
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S MARCH" "His Approach To Savannah" "He Was only 25 Miles from that City on Dec. 7" "News of an Attack Hourly Expected" "The War In Tennessee" "Rebe... See More
October 20, 1849
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Oct. 20, 1849 Page 2 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...The Sacramento still yields a good dividend of something like ten to fifteen dollars a day to all industrious laborers...The Feather River, where the finest gold has been found, is yet a favorite stream among the diggers...About 3,000 persons are now engag... See More
April 12, 1912
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, April 12, 1912
* Clara Barton - Red Cross Founder death
* Only a few days prior to Titanic sinking
The top of the front page first column notes: "FOUNDER OF RED CROSS SOCIETY IS DEAD" plus: "Miss Clara Barton Was First To Organize Branch of the Great International Relief Society in America" "Death early Today Caused By Pne... See More
April 15, 1732
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, London, April 15, 1732 A quite rare title as this is the first we have encountered in our 44 years. It appears to have run from 1730-1735. Later in 1732 the title would add: "...or, Universal Journal".
Rarely do we find such early-dated newspaper from England which give much space to American reports, but this is one. Over one-third of the front page has: &quo... See More
September 06, 1862
THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 6, 1862 A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page typically featured a war-related print.
This issue features on the ftpg: "Westover, Near Harrison's Landing, Late Headquarters of Gen. Fitzjohn Porter". Much war reporting inside including: "Another Battle at Bull Run" and more. The ba... See More
January 29, 1853
THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, Jan. 29, 1853
* Published by P. T. Barnum
The ftpg. features a print of the U.S. Steam Frigate 'Fulton' entering Havana harbor.
The back page has a fascinating article and print captioned: "The Misses Fox--The Original Rappers..." with the article headed: "The Rappers" (rap music?). A curious item.
Other prints within include "... See More
May 13, 1865
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 13, 1865 The front page has a nice print of: "Derrom's System For Trestle Bridges" with a related article titled: "Improved System for Trestle Bridges" It begins: "The transit of streams in military operations is often one of the most embarrassing incidents of a campaign...During the whole of the present war & up to th... See More
December 09, 1795
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 9, 1795 The entire front page and a bit of page 2 are taken up with the: "Explanation, by Mr. Hamilton, on the Subject of a Late Attack upon the President of the United States, and the Former and Present Secretary of the Treasury, in Relation to the Compensation of the President". Extremely lengthy & continued in a f... See More
July 15, 1795
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 15, 1795 Evidence of how controversial the Jay Treaty with England was, page 3 has a report noting in part: "...about noon...the 4th...a number of people collected together and daringly attempted to burn, in effigy, our late minister J. Jay, together with the treaty...".
Also a lengthy listing of the ceremonial parade f... See More
December 23, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 23, 1798 Page 3 has an: "Address to John Adams, President of the United States" from the Assembly of Pennsylvania, on his work as President. This is followed by the President's "Reply" signed: John Adams.
Four pages, handsome masthead, various foxing, more so to an upper quadrant, some margin wear, good condition... See More
October 10, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 10, 1798
* French campaign in Egypt and Syria
* Lord Horatio Nelson vs. Napoleon Bonaparte
Page 3 has a report headed: "Total Defeat of Buonaparte the Bucanier" with the first (of several) reports noting in part: "...of admiral Nelson's falling in with the French & capturing 4 sail of the line, 5 friga... See More
March 15, 1757
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 15, 1757 Page 6 has half a column headed: "America" which is a: "Letter from an Officer of Lord John Murray's Regiment, dated Schenectady". This has some nice content on the French & Indian War, & includes: "...we were ordered to join the regiment at Albany, from which place the New-Englanders had gone up to attack Cro... See More
May 25, 1786
NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, May 25, 1786 (year in Roman numerals) Page 6 has the full text of a treaty with the Indians.
Following the American Revolution, the American states sought to establish peaceful relations with the Shawnee Indians. On January 31, 1786, the various parties signed a treaty ending hostilities between the Shawnee and white Americans.
Known as the... See More
December 27, 1856
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Dec. 27, 1856 Among the noteworthy items within this issue is the front page print of the new Westminster Clock Bell (of Big Ben fame), with supporting text.
Significant as well are the two prints related to the famous arctic exploring vessel "The HMS Resolute". Other prints include: "The Rev. Dr. Livingston, The Traveler In Afric... See More
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